Our leaders

  • Brian Burd

    Lead pastor

    Brian is the founding and lead pastor of Vineyard Christian Church. He preaches about 40 Sundays a year, has oversight of Adult Ministries, and has primary responsibility for setting the vision and direction of the church. Brian was born in Zanesville, OH and has been married to his wife, Michelle since 1988. They have two sons, Aaron and Austin, and reside in Pataskala. Brian came to faith at a young age in a Pentecostal church. He enjoys reading, Ohio State football, backyard football with his sons, and trying new restaurants. His favorite movie is Gladiator. He highly recommends the book "What is the Mission of the Church?" by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert.  

  • STan Tinon


    Stan was born and raised in central Ohio, and lives with his wife Adelle outside of Newark.  They have been married 38 years and have two grown daughters.  At VCC Stan heads up the "Walking With Jesus" program, leads a mid-week CONNECT group, and is part of both the preaching team and the worship team.  He loves woodworking, reading, and especially teaching (a gift that is frequently used at both VCC and in foreign mision settings, primarily Cuba).  Stan recommends the book:  Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi.  His favorite movie is Casablanca.

  • Andrew Lange

    Elder and Middle School Director

    Andrew is a founding elder of VCC, leads a growing Middle School Ministry, and is part of the preaching team. Andrew was born in Lima, Peru, and received Christ at a Young Life camp while in Middle School. He married his wife Jennifer in 1988, and they have two children, Catherine and Mitchell. Andrew enjoys military history, European Futbol, marksmanship, and hunting. He highly recommends the book "Search the Scriptures" from Intervarsity Press.  

  • Jeff Hammond

    Elder & Director of Missions and Outreach

    Jeff is a founding member of VCC and has served as en elder since 2007. He leads our annual short-term missions trip to El Salvador where we partner with Enlace, a Christian development organization that resources local churches to bless their communities. He also serves in our children's ministry and is part of our preaching team. He was born in Columbus, OH and raised Catholic. He is married to Tirzah and they have three children, Erin, Audrey, and Jamie. He enjoys working out, reading, and coaching wrestling. His favorite movie is Hoosiers and he highly recommends the book "The Tehran Initiative" by Joel Rosenberg. 

  • Tirzah Hammond

    Children's Ministry Director

    Tirzah leads F.L.I.G.H.T. School, our ministry to kids through 4th grade. She is a founding member of the church and has led the children's ministry since the church was planted in 2005. She is married to Jeff and has three daughters, Erin, Audrey, and Jamie. She was born in Seville, Spain, and resides with her family in Granville, OH.  

  • Michelle Burd

    Connections and Worship Director

    Michelle oversees those ministries that facilitate initial connections with God and others at VCC, such as Sunday worship services, visitor lunches, Newcomer's Class, and fellowship events. Additionally, Michelle serves as our Worship Director. She is married to our lead pastor and is mom to Aaron and Austin. She was born in St. Paul, MN and grew up in Columbus, OH. She enjoys volunteering at her kids' schools and spending time with family and friends.

  • Heather Tran

    Administrative Assistant & Nursery/Toddler Ministry Coordinator

    Heather serves as the Administrative Assistant and also leads the Nursery and Toddler Ministry, infants through 3 years old. She is happily married to her husband Vi and together they have four kids: Nick, Sydney, Samantha, and Vivianna. She enjoys raising chickens, watching Taiwanese dramas, and loves Jesus. She enjoys spending time with her family and her favorite movie is The Sound of Music.